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It may be a story of extreme cruelty in the name of science. It may also be about fraud. This story certainly involved the death of hundreds of wild animals, which underpinned a doctoral dissertation plus a paper in the British Ecological Society’s Journal of Applied Ecology.

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A scathing new report shows that key countries affected by wildlife crime have failed to halt poaching and illegal trafficking of endangered animals as a result of widespread corruption and inadequate law enforcement, thus putting increasing numbers of species at risk of extinction.

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Outrage at the looting of Africa’s wildlife and environmental destruction boiled over in Namibia last month in a strongly worded letter of protest to the Chinese Ambassador, signed by almost every environmental protection and research organisation in the country.

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China’s decision to ban ivory is a very encouraging one. However, if we want to create lasting change, then we need to tackle the social problems which are directly linked to this trade.